BLT Burger with Roasted Garlic Mayo

This BLT Burger with Roasted Garlic Mayo takes a classic burger to the next level. Buttery avocado, caramelized onions, and an amazing sauce over a juicy all-beef patty. It’s the reason for grill season.

Yield: 4


  • For Roasted Garlic Mayo Sauce:
  • 1 head of roasted garlic
  • 1/2 cup real mayo
  • 1 TB lemon juice
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • For Burgers:
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 TB oil
  • 2 lbs ground beef (chuck, 80/20)
  • white cheddar cheese slices
  • 1 avocado, sliced and drenched in lemon juice
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and drained
  • 1 vine-ripened tomato, sliced
  • lettuce


  1. Make Roasted Garlic Mayo: Mash up roasted garlic cloves. Mix well with remaining sauce ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix well. Lasts for up to a week in fridge.
  2. For the Burgers: In a large nonstick pan, cook onions in the 2 TB oil over medium high heat, stirring often. Cook until very soft and golden brown, caramelized. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl, liberally sprinkle ground beef with salt and pepper and mix to incorporate. Shape into 4 large patties, and keep at room temp. When ready to cook, grill burgers to medium rare or medium. Place cheese slices on top of the patties and keep warm.
  4. Assemble Burgers: Spread garlic mayo generously on buns. Layer on avocado, bacon, tomatoes, caramelized onions, and lettuce over warm cheese/beef patties.
  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Category: dinner, main